Santa Barbara’s coastal classic
Strictly speaking, there is nothing new about El Encanto, 100 miles north-west of Los Angeles in the seafront enclave of Santa Barbara. However, a hotel that has hosted endless Hollywood stars has been closed for renovation since 2006, under the careful eye of new owner Orient Express. March 2013 brings its long overdue return with 92 luxury bungalows in seven acres of landscaped gardens.
001 805 8455800; elencanto.com